Glasgow Police Sgt. Placed On Administrative Leave

Glasgow Police Sgt. Jessie Barton has been placed on Administrative Leave without pay pending the outcome of an investigation.

The Internal Affairs investigation deals with Sgt. Barton admitting to not telling the truth to investigators during the pre-trial investigation of a case against Barren County Sheriff Chris Eaton and several Deputies.

During the trial Barton took the stand and said he saw Sheriff Eaton punch Billy R. Stinnett in the groin while he was handcuffed.

However, he had previously testified to a grand jury he didn't see this happen. In fact, he said he intentionally lied to the grand jury about the incident.

Barton said law enforcement was like a brotherhood and he didn't want to get anyone in trouble.

The Glasgow Police Department says no other information will be available until this investigation is closed.

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